If you take a trip to see the Rowena Crest wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge you are bound to see a plethora of sights. From the waterfalls that line the gorge, to all of the hiking spots, to the landscape lookouts, the CRG is one of the most active places to visit.
The iconic Rowena Crest is famous for its windy roads, but what it should be known for is its sea of spring flowers. I am sad that I missed the bloom of the yellow flowers, but I was still able to find a lot of purple and blue wildflowers during my trip to Rowena Crest Viewpoint. If you have been following my blog for a while, you may know by now that I love a good flower photo shoot.
The Rowena Crest wildflowers are simply gorge-ous! With views of Washington and the Columbia River, this is by far the most picturesque place to have a photo shoot. The little blue flowers are called bachelor’s button crown and they are actually a weed. Like I mentioned before, there were supposed to be an endless sea of yellow flowers, but it was so hot in late May that all of the flowers got zapped and died. I was so upset during my hike, but I tried not to beat myself up too bad. There was still so much beauty around me, and all of the pretty little purple and blue flowers (the blue Bachelor’s Buttons are actually weeds, but still lovely) didn’t disappoint. My DLSR camera actually died before I could take more pictures, but after hiking 3 miles round trip, I found the most epic field of purple lupines.
Life is not all about taking pictures and having your camera out for the entire experience. Sometimes it should be about soaking everything in. Not all moments need to be shared. Some moments we can keep to ourselves. I’m glad that this day was such a learning lesson – to be proactive (when the wildflowers start blooming DON’T WAIT) and to be humble (not everything needs to be about Instagram).
I think these are both lessons we can all agree on!